Review: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Release Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Source: book provided by Blogging for Books for review
Pages: 304

 

 

Seeking an exciting read that puts the “u” back in “autobiography”? Look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this entertaining and innovative memoir, Neil Patrick Harris shares intimate and hilarious stories about everything from his early days in LA, life on the How I Met Your Mother set, secrets from backstage at award shows, and family life with David, Harper, and Gideon. In a fresh spin on the typical celebrity narrative, he lets you, the reader; choose which path you want him to follow. All this plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures from his time as a child actor, and even a closing song!

 

Review: I thought that this was a rather cool concept for an autobiography. After all who would think to let you the reader choose how you would like to see their story end. I think I might try the Pasta with Bolognese Sauce…or the cocktail.

In Neil Patrick Harris fashion, I found that this was very imaginative and innovative. I really had fun just picking things randomly. If I didn’t like how they ended I could start all over again and choose something different. Mr. Harris is a very personable actor. You either like him or you don’t. In his autobiography he gets personal letting you into his life in a light hearted way. He begins with life as Doogie and ends up on Broadway. I loved how he told his story, you could actually feel his heart within the pages of this book.

Mr. Harris, while giving me insight into his life, also brought in so much humor that you felt as if you were the audience watching him act out each part that you chose to read and when you finished and came to the end I liked that I could start over only to find another end just as fun as the last.  He made me laugh…forgetting what was bothering me that day. This is a must have book for any home library. This is a fun book read over and over.

Whether you loved Doogie or you love Barney, I think you will love just plain old Neil. Grab a couple of your favorite cocktails and have an enjoyable time finding out about Neil and his husband and kids.
I don’t want to give to much away. You need the chance to choose your own story or two perhaps.